Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Felipe Soto-Adames
Title: Insect Systematist
Mailing address:
1816 South Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Office address:
607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Address mailcode: 652
Office room:
Location: 295 NRB
Phone: 217-244-4552

Insect systematics, phylogeny and evolution of Collembola, evolution of arthropod muscle proteins
Ongoing projects include a historical collections-based evaluation of changes in Illinois springtail communities; taxonomy and phylogeny of entomobryid springtails; analysis of the distribution of muscle proteins in arthropods; taxonomy, biogeography and organization of springtail community assemblages in eastern Caribbean islands
Message to students: I welcome students interested in studying the effect of climate and environmental changes on the distribution of soil microarthropods, Collembola systematics in general and the evolution of muscle proteins in arthropods
Professional affiliations:
Society of Systematic Biologists
Entomological Society of America
Entomological Collections Network
Soil Ecology Society
Selected publications:
Marcelino J, Giordano R, Soto-Adames F, Garcia P, Webber E, Silva L, Soares A O. 2011. Unobserved diversity in Darwins appraisal of the Azores. Symposium Darwins mistake and what we are doing to correct it. Azoreana, suplement 7:229-240.

Soto-Adames, F.N. and R. Giordano. 2011. New species of springtails in the Proisotoma genus complex from Vermont and New York, USA with descriptive notes on Ballistura alpa Christiansen & Bellinger, 1980 (Hexapoda: Collembola: Isotomidae). Zookeys, 147:19-37.

Soto-Adames, F.N. and C. Guillen. 2011. Two new species of the marine littoral springtail genus Spinactaletes (Collembola: Actaletidae) from Costa Rica. Bulletin of Marine Science, 87: 463-483.

Miller, M.S., G.P. Farman, J.M. Braddock, F.N. Soto-Adames, T.C. Irving, J.O. Vigoreaux, and D.W. Maughan. 2011. Regulatory Light Chain Phosphorylation and N-terminal Extension Increase Cross-Bridge Binding and Power Output in Drosophila at In Vivo Myofilament Lattice Spacing. Biophysics Journal, 100: 1737-1746.

Giordano, R. E, Weber, J. Waite, N. Bencivenga, P. H. Krogh and F. Soto-Adames. 2010. Effect of high dose of three antibiotics on the reproduction of a parthenogenetic strain of Folsomia candida (Isotomidae: Collembola). Environmental Entomology, 39: 1170-1177.

Soto-Adames, F.N. 2010. Review of the New World species of Salina (Collembola: Paronellidae) with bidentate mucro, including a key to all New World members of Salina. Zootaxa, 2333:26-20.

Soto-Adames, F.N. 2010. Two new species and descriptive notes for five Pseudosinella species (Hexapoda: Collembola: Entomobryidae) from West Virginian (USA) Caves. Zootaxa, 2331: 1-34.

Soto-Adames F.N., J.A. Barra, K. Christiansen and R. Jordana. 2008. Suprageneric Classification of the Entomobryomorph Collembola. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 101(3): 501-513.
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Program affiliates:
Department of Entomology, U. Illinois, U-C
Department of Biology, U. Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Professional society involvement and activities:
Education: Ph.D., Entomology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1995

M.S., Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, 1987

B.S., Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, 1983
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